XS Scuba recalls diving hoses

April 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- California company XS Scuba is recalling 17,000 Miflex high-pressure diving hoses for use during scuba diving due to a drowning hazard, regulators said.

Imported from Italy by XS Scuba of Santa Ana, Calif., the hoses can rupture, reducing air supply to divers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

The company has received reports of 189 hose failures but no reports of injuries.

The recall involves a high-pressure hose that is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the air supply in tanks for scuba diving.

The hoses have MFX stamped on the end fitting. They were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses and as cascade hoses. They were also sold as kits with model numbers, as follows:

Deluxe Cylinder Equalizer w/ Miflex HP hose P/N AC366

Miflex Two-Gauge Console HL300/HL300M

Miflex Rebreather Kits MRB-EVO-LG, MRB-EVO-MD & MRB-ISP-POST-LG

The hoses were sold scuba diving retailers and online from May 2009-April 2012 for $44-$60 for individual hoses.

Consumers were advised to stop using the hoses and contact XS Scuba to receive a free replacement hose.

Consumers can call 888-249-5404 for information.

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